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Hotel De La Parra

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have stayed with 3 kids in a junior suite. Very friendly staff help us to park car (as there is no parking at hotel) and get us settled in. Room was comfortable, only airco was somewhat loud. The breakfast was very good. The hotel is located next to the Zocalo and everything is in walking distance. Why not 5 stars: there was hardly any serving at the hotel, expect during breakfast. But I would certainly recommend it for a city trip to Oaxaca.

This hotel was hard to review as much was nice but some basics were lacking. The best things about this hotel are the location and the tranquil feeling once you are inside. My friend and I had a Jr. Suite upstairs, which was very large and light, The service by everyone except the front desk was excellent. Those are the positives. There were some negatives, tho. The tub/shower combo has very high sides and getting in and out is extremely awkward. The grout had mildew and the whole tub area had an unpleasant feel, which was surprising given the cleanliness of the room. I think the hotel has some deferred maintenance. The room was quite stark and noisy as there was nothing on the walls or the floor. Some little touches of color would have been nice. The AC was not sized to sufficiently cool the room. I thought we were paying for the pool man who was around to get drinks and the restaurant, which was lightly used. We did not eat at the restaurant. If you want a vacation by a small pool where someone will give you a drink, this is a good place to do it.

This hotel has lots of charm and has an excellent location, 1 street from zocalo. The breakfast is served in a lovely courtyard and is freshly cooked to order. The staff were so helpful, we had a problem with our air conditioning when we arrived and they fixed it within the hour. We did not use the pool as by the time we got back from our days out it was in the shade. The rooms are quite dated in some ways, but we loved the style of the hotel and the bed was one of the comfiest I have ever slept in. Also spotlessly clean. We would definitely stay again.

BEWARE!!! We were going to a wedding in Oaxaca and made a reservation at this hotel for more than 4 months prior to our arrival. We received an email asking us to call them because the hotel staff needed to talk to us. Once I called, they said they were hosting a wedding for a family at their hotel and they had sold our rooms. They offered to look for another hotel for us but there were two or three weddings going on at Oaxaca that weekend. Hard to find another hotel. We read a lot of reviews for this hotel prior to our stay and it seems like a great place to stay. Unfortunately, your trip can be canceled and your reservation status will not be respected. You have been warned. I would search elsewhere to guarantee a comfortable stay in Oaxaca.

Lovely colonial building, great location. Don't get deterred by the protesters in front of the hotel... They are peaceful and quiet, this hotel is really worth it! And their restaurant is excellent, especially for breakfast!

Not out of spite for Hotel de la Parra but out of courtesy for other travelers I will take the time to write this review. I booked on trusty using the usual filter techniques that normally put me where I want to be when traveling. However, this time it went terribly wrong. This hotel has two properties and was only advertised as one, the original property is what is shown in the photos. I use past tense because after our recent experience they have changed the false advertisement. I was told I was not the first surprised and upset traveler. We literally were sent to a modern apartment building on a commercial street with no sign or address, no door bell. In the hot sun we stood on the busy street searching for a place to check in. Only when I called the main property were we let in. I am a world traveler, in all my experience this was the most misleading and infuriating check in. I refused to stay in the building they had assigned me to as I had been the victim of false advertisement! After much haggling with the staff I was finally checked into the main hotel. I have many more gripes, such as a broken AC that sounded like someone was pounding on the wall all night and a filthy shower with black mold on the walls and shower curtain plus more. If this was a budget hotel I’d let that go, however it is one of the highest priced properties in town. I checked out early as there was no way I could endure more hideous hospitality. I wholeheartedly do not recommend this hotel. It is resting on it’s laurels and cares nothing for their guests. I refuse to let this horrible experience ruin my experience in Oaxaca as this city is truly spectacular.

A lovely hotel right off the main Zocalo in Oaxaca City. Why a 4 not a 5? Well, rooms are 'interior' - they face a courtyard so your privacy is limited and opening a window is odd because people are passing by. My room was very clean , the staff was so helpful and the bathroom and amenities were fabulous. The restaurant however is very below average - the drinks are good but not a place you really want to eat.

We stayed her for 4 nights in room109 which is on the second floor and had windows on the courtyard. It was a junior suite with two queen beds. The room was very spacious, comfortable and quiet. The location of this hotel is excellent. You can walk to the main square in two minutes. And restaurants, shops, banks and a pharmacy was close at hand. It is a charming building and very clean. We had breakfast at the hotel two days, it was ok, but there are a lot of other restaurants nearby. The cons: the shower wasn’t great, I think the shower head just needed a good clean. The futon I. The room, which was the “couch” was uncomfortable. These were minor. Besides that I can’t find anything. My husband got very ill while we were there, from a meal at a bad restaurant. After 3 days he wasn’t getting better. I asked the front desk for help as he needed to see a doctor. Within Half an hour we had a doctor in our room who checked out my husband and provided him with a prescription for antibiotics and another medication. Cost was 500 pesos or about $35 canadian. This saved our trip as we were flying toHuatulco later that day. It took a day or so tostart working, but he started to feel better.

We booked and prepaid for 4 nights at the Hotel de la Parra through a well known online website. A week before we were scheduled to arrive we needed to adjust our reservation as our Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca on 12/24 was canceled. Our new flight arrived in Oaxaca on 12/25, so we needed to shift our reservation to arrive a day later and leave a day later than originally booked. I called the Hotel de La Parra and was told that the website that we booked through would need to make the change. I called that website and spoke to Valerie who was able to make an “internal arrangement” with the hotel to accommodate our new arrival and departure. She mentioned that we would have to switch to their sister property on the last night 12/29 as the Hotel de la Parra was fully booked. When we landed in Oaxaca, the Hotel de La Parra was helpful in arranging a car to collect us at the airport and quickly found a third bed for the room where our three college-aged children were staying. Our first few days were satisfactory. At 2 PM on 12/28, the 2nd to last day of our stay, we were told by Aldo, of the hotel staff, that we had to move out of our two rooms & into the "other building." We were surprised as we thought we wouldn't be moving until the following night, but we delivered our bags to the lobby @3PM and went out for a bite -as we were informed that our new rooms "weren't quite ready yet." We returned @4 PM and learned the rooms were not ready. We settled down in the pool area while we waited for our rooms to be prepared. We waited and waited as the front desk staff told us story (lie) after story (lie) about why our rooms were not quite ready to move into. Eventually, after hours of excuses, I managed to get Nancy, of the front desk staff, to show me the "hotel" so I could assess the situation for myself. The "hotel" was an active construction zone. When we arrived, a painter was still painting the entryway, we ducked under his ladder, drop cloths and construction debris were everywhere. Our rooms would not be ready for hours or possibly even days! The Manager of the property was overseeing the work; it was quite clear that they would not be ready for us that night -so when I pressed her for a solution she told Nancy to call some other hotels and try to find us accommodations. We returned to the Hotel de La Parra, and I sat with Nancy for 30 minutes to monitor the work, she made lots of calls but found nothing. At 8 PM we left the hotel to get dinner hoping that they would find us something. I called a friend who lives in Oaxaca to explain our situation and ask if he had any suggestions. He called a friend, who was the owner of City Centro Hotel and found us two rooms. I did not have any faith that the Hotel de la Parra would find a solution, so we took the rooms in the City Centro Hotel. At 10 PM, we returned to the Hotel de La Parra to collect our bags and learned that they indeed had not found us any accommodations. We called two taxis and departed for the City Centro Hotel, we arrived at 11 PM and moved into our rooms. We paid 14,280 pesos ($714) for two rooms for two nights. At a minimum, the Hotel de La Parra should issue refunds for 12/28 and 12/29 as they did not have appropriate accommodations for us. If they had any decency, they would issue a refund for our entire stay as compensation for lying to us for more than four hours on 12/28 while wishfully thinking that some miracle would occur and their construction site would magically turn into a habitable hotel. We prepaid MXN 31,776.36 ($1588 for 2 rooms for 4 nights) Oaxaca is a lovely city, wonderful accommodations are easily found, do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY from the Hotel de la Parra Michael Emery

In the center of town it’s one of those place you fall in love when you visit them. Beautiful building, beautiful rooms with nice furnitures, great patio that is used as a restaurant. But as soon as you live in it, you start discovering that it needs maintenance: showers and tubs that doesn’t work properly, a swimming pool that is not properly cared... but overall is a plus!

Vicente Guerrero No. 117 Col. Centro Oaxaca OAX

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Zocalo Square and Oaxaca Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Centro, Hotel De La Parra is adjacent to Zocalo Square and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Oaxaca Cathedral. This 13-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a local cuisine breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.


An LCD TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport pillow menus and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a minibar, and a coffee maker.

Property features

At Hotel De La Parra, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Master Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 257 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.